Project Burnham Photo Updates Phase 3

We are now entering phase 3! Check out the newly remodeled Youth Services department, which is now located on the second floor of the Ottawa Street Branch! With the commencement of phase 3, the Chicago street entrance is now closed until further notice due to the construction on the first floor. In the meantime, the…… Continue reading Project Burnham Photo Updates Phase 3

What’s Happening with Project Burnham?

Directing patrons to Burnham Room

Check out the latest video in our Project Burnham series, featuring photos from Phase 2 of construction. Things have been moving along, but you may notice a tighter space than you are used to at the Ottawa Street Branch. As construction expands in phase 2, most our of adult collection is upstairs in the Burnham…… Continue reading What’s Happening with Project Burnham?

Staff Shares: Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A new year means new books! To celebrate the start of 2022, a few staff members shared the 2022 releases they’re most excited for. (Most books set for release through May are already available in our online catalog and can be placed on hold by clicking the book title!) Fantasy The Bone Orchard by Sara A.…… Continue reading Staff Shares: Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Register for the Winter Reading Challenge Today!

The Winter Reading Challenge will run January 1-February 28 for all ages! Log your books through the Beanstack Tracker app, and win a prize pack after reading 500 pages. Challenge yourself to see how many pages you can read this winter!Instructions:Sign in to your Beanstack Tracker app or on jolietlibrary.beanstack.com. Don’t have an account? Sign-up…… Continue reading Register for the Winter Reading Challenge Today!

Save the date: June 4, 2022: Star Wars Day 11 in downtown Joliet!

We read your messages and your comments. We love your enthusiasm for this event…and we realize it can’t come to an end. Save the date: June 4, 2022: Star Wars Day 11, downtown Joliet We will be looking for volunteers down the line to help make the event a success! Check this page for updates.

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James R. Johnston Meeting Rooms Pavilion and Naming Rights Policy

JOLIET- The Joliet Public Library Board of Trustees recently announced the three large meeting rooms at the Black Road Branch will be named after former Executive Director, James (Jim) R. Johnston. The Board also passed a new Naming Rights Policy to recognize those who have supported the Library through financial contributions or outstanding service.  “We…… Continue reading James R. Johnston Meeting Rooms Pavilion and Naming Rights Policy